Oct 1, 2016

English Grammar Assessment Test 26 (1–25) (Level 1-A)

50 cards
, 200 answers
  • Fill in the blanks with the most suitable answer.
    1. There is a problem when you forget where dreams end and  . . . 
      the real
      world begins.
      • real
      • a real
      • the real
      • an real

    2. Do you often put  . . . 
      off
      until tomorrow what you could do today?
      • of
      • on
      • down
      • off

    3. Is it important to you to succeed  . . . 
      in
      your career?
      • at
      • in
      • for
      • because of

    4. My mother passed her driving test yesterday. She  . . . 
      had been learning
      to drive for two years.
      • learn
      • was learning
      • has been learning
      • had been learning

    5. Pubs are often  . . . 
      the best
      places to eat well and cheaply in Britain, and they also try to serve tasty British food.
      • well
      • better
      • the best
      • most

    6. A:  . . . 
      Can
      we recommend you our favourite places to eat in London?
      B: It’s very kind of you.
      • Must
      • Can
      • Ought
      • May

    7. They say that  . . . 
      the British
      eat only traditional British food in their homes.
      • British
      • a British
      • the British
      • an British

    8. Surely food is as  . . . 
      much
      a part of our culture as our landscape, our language, and our literature.
      • many
      • more
      • the most
      • much

    9. From the time of  . . . 
      the Roman
      invasion foreign trade was a major influence on British cooking.
      • Roman
      • the Roman
      • а Roman
      • an Roman

    10. English kitchens, like the English language, absorbed  . . . 
      ingredients
      from all over the world-chickens, rabbits, apples, and tea.
      • the ingredients
      • ingredients
      • а ingredients
      • an ingredients

    11. The British  . . . 
      have always imported
      food from abroad.
      • always imports
      • has always imported
      • have always imported
      • always imported

    12. We live in a global village, but how  . . . 
      well
      do we know and understand each other?
      • good
      • better
      • best
      • well

    13. In the Middle East you  . . . 
      should
      take care not to admire anything in your hosts’ home. They will feel that they have to give it to you.
      • must
      • can
      • should
      • could

    14. You should not expect the Japanese to shake  . . . 
      hands
      . Bowing the head is a mark of respect in Japan.
      • hand
      • hands
      • a hand
      • the hands

    15. In Japan the first bow of the day should be  . . . 
      the lowest
      than when you meet thereafter.
      • low
      • the lowest
      • lowest
      • much lower

    16. We  . . . 
      had been driving
      for three hours when we saw the house in the distance.
      • drive
      • were driving
      • drove
      • had been driving

    17. When they got outside, the rain  . . . 
      had already turned
      to snow.
      • already turns
      • had already turned
      • has already turned
      • would already turn

    18. Agatha Christie  . . . 
      was educated
      at home. She didn’t go to school.
      • has educated
      • had been educated
      • had educated
      • was educated

    19. Agatha Christie is possibly the world’s most famous  . . . 
      detective story
      writer.
      • historical
      • short story
      • detective story
      • criminal story

    20. Pablo Picasso didn’t like going to school unless he was allowed to take one of his  . . . 
      father’s
      pigeons with him.
      • father’s
      • fathers’
      • fathers
      • father

    21. A: What is the world’s biggest office?
      B: I think  . . . 
      the Pentagon
      is the largest office in the world.
      • Pentagon
      • the Pentagon
      • а Pentagon
      • an Pentagon

    22. They  . . . 
      were walking
      across a field when they were attacked by a bull.
      • walked
      • have been walking
      • had been walking
      • were walking

    23. He  . . . 
      had been looking
      for a job for months, but he could find nothing.
      • looked
      • was looking
      • had been looking
      • has been looking

    24. John felt tired. He  . . . 
      had been working
      all day to prepare for the party.
      • worked
      • had been working
      • was working
      • has been working

    25.  . . . 
      None
      of the guests have arrived yet.
      • None
      • Neither
      • Either
      • Somebody

    26.  . . . 
      Fewer
      people go to the cinema these days. They prefer to see films at home.
      • Fewer
      • Less
      • Little
      • The least

    27.  . . . 
      Every
      policeman in the country is looking for the killer.
      • Each
      • Every
      • Everybody
      • All

    28. What I like about London is the fact  . . . 
      that
      it never sleeps.
      • that
      • than
      • then
      • because

    29. I found it difficult to get around London when I first came, but I  . . . 
      am used
      to it now.
      • used
      • am used
      • use
      • have used

    30. Born in Holland in 1853, Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous  . . . 
      painters
      .
      • writers
      • poets
      • painters
      • musicians

    31. There aren’t many people at the stadium now,  . . . 
      are there
      ?
      • are they
      • aren’t there
      • are there
      • aren’t they

    32. She works harder than I  . . . 
      used
      to work at her age.
      • used
      • am used
      • was used
      • had used

    33.  . . . 
      O. Henry
      , whose real name was William Sydney Porter, was an American short story writer.
      • J. London
      • E. Hemingway
      • O. Henry
      • G. B. Shaw

    34. The greatest English playwright and poet William Shakespeare was buried in  . . . 
      Stratford-on-Avon
      .
      • Stratford-on-Avon
      • London
      • Westminster Abbey
      • Poet’s Corner

    35. If you  . . . 
      live
      in a warmer climate, you won’t get so many colds.
      • live
      • will live
      • have lived
      • will be living

    36. He told her not to eat it, explaining that there  . . . 
      was
      a risk of food poisoning.
      • is
      • was
      • will be
      • has been

    37. What is the antonym to the word ‘small’?
      • tiny
      • poor
      • large
      • little

    38. She said to me, ‘I saw this film yesterday’.
      • She said that I had seen that film the day before.
      • She said that she saw this film the day before.
      • She said that she had seen this film yesterday.
      • She told me she had seen the film the day before.

    39. A: I’m sorry, I’m late.
      B:  . . . 
      That’s OK
      .
      • Don’t mention it
      • Not at all
      • That’s OK
      • Here it is

    40. Where have you been? Your clothes  . . . 
      are
      wet and dirty.
      • are
      • is
      • has been
      • will be

    41. The first person who  . . . 
      brought
      chocolate to Europe was Hernán Cortés, who was a Spanish Conquistador.
      • brings
      • has brought
      • brought
      • had brought

    42. It wasn’t clear how far the ozone layer  . . . 
      had been damaged
      by aerosol sprays.
      • is damaged
      • had been damaged
      • was damaged
      • damaged

    43. The rich should pay  . . . 
      more
      taxes than the poor.
      • more
      • less
      • least
      • most

    44. My brother  . . . 
      has been
      interested in medicine since he was a child.
      • is
      • was
      • has been
      • had been

    45. We arrived  . . . 
      in
      England at Gatwick Airport at 9 o’clock yesterday.
      • to
      • in
      • at
      • for

    46. This cafe used to be much  . . . 
      more popular
      before they opened the new one next door.
      • popular
      • more popular
      • most popular
      • the most popular

    47. Next May they  . . . 
      will have been playing
      with this team for ten years.
      • will play
      • will have played
      • will be playing
      • will have been playing

    48. Don’t start reading the other books until you  . . . 
      have finished
      this one.
      • have finished
      • finishes
      • will finish
      • will have finished

    49. The UK gave birth to many  . . . 
      talented
      and gifted people.
      • the talented
      • a talented
      • talented
      • an talented

    50. A small sum of money  . . . 
      was stolen
      some days ago and nobody knows who did it.
      • steal
      • has stolen
      • was stolen
      • has been stolen

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